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Pat Whalen is a lifelong comic book geek. Mike Field is a filmmaker and storyteller. So naturally, a bulk of their conversations surround the world of the Marvel movies. Some consider the MCU one of the greatest achievements in modern-day filmmaking and others just think they’re comic book movies. Each episode they'’ll tackle one film and discuss the differences between the comic book and what’s on-screen. They’ll explore the growth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from its inception to present day and beyond. And have a little fun along the way. You may not have asked for it, you certainly don’t need it, but you’ll be happy they’re here…we think. This is Yet Another MCU Podcast.

Pat Whalen is a lifelong comic book geek. Mike Field is a filmmaker and storyteller. So naturally, a bulk of their conversations surround the world of the Marvel movies. Some consider the MCU one of the greatest achievements in modern-day filmmaking and others just think they’re comic book movies. Each episode they'’ll tackle one film and discuss the differences between the comic book and what’s on-screen. They’ll explore the growth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from its inception to present day and beyond. And have a little fun along the way. You may not have asked for it, you certainly don’t need it, but you’ll be happy they’re here…we think. This is Yet Another MCU Podcast.

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Pat Whalen is a lifelong comic book geek. Mike Field is a filmmaker and storyteller. So naturally, a bulk of their conversations surround the world of the Marvel movies. Some consider the MCU one of the greatest achievements in modern-day filmmaking and others just think they’re comic book movies. Each episode they'’ll tackle one film and discuss the differences between the comic book and what’s on-screen. They’ll explore the growth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from its inception to present day and beyond. And have a little fun along the way. You may not have asked for it, you certainly don’t need it, but you’ll be happy they’re here…we think. This is Yet Another MCU Podcast.

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English


Episodes

Spider-Man: Far From Home

3/2/2021
Phase 3, Episode 11 Peter Parker is back and. he's on vacation? It's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man:_Far_From_Home (Spider-Man: Far From Home). Directed by Jon Watts. Starring Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau and Jake Gyllenhaal. After coming down from the high that was the last 45 minutes of Avengers: Endgame, this palette cleanser isn't what the doctor ordered, but we're getting it anyway. Mike works through his dislike of the character that is...

Duration:01:15:54

Avengers: Endgame

2/23/2021
Phase 3, Episode 10 You ready for all the emotions? It's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avengers%3A_Endgame (Avengers: Endgame) starring everyone and directed by the Russo Brothers. Everything we've all watched for the last 10 years is about to wrap up in this one 3 hour movie and what better to cover it than a long 90 minute YAMP episode. Mike Field and Pat Whalen attempt to breakdown all the comic connections in this 22nd MCU movie and figure out the events of this movie and their effect on...

Duration:01:30:29

Captain Marvel

2/16/2021
Phase 3, Episode 9. The 1 billion (worldwide) juggernaut that is Captain Marvel is here to fight the Skrulls, but then the Cree and ultimately to save the world. Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch and Clark Gregg. This modern-day tale, set in the 90s, packs quite the impact on the box office. Listen to Pat hate on all the MCU connections, as they contradict much of the canon of the past 20 movies. But it's not all hate, as Pat...

Duration:01:07:16

Ant-Man and the Wasp

2/9/2021
Phase 3, Episode 8. Peyton Reed returns to directed Ant-Man and the Wasp starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Peña and more! Pat and Mike talk about whether or not this movie unfairly suffers from an audience let down coming off of the epic Avengers: Infinity War. Mike will dive into the various villainous obstacles placed in Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne's way, rather than an actual villain for the movie. Pat will trace the history of Bill Foster,...

Duration:01:09:40

Avengers: Infinity War

2/2/2021
Phase 3, Episode 7. The beginning of the end is here as everyone from every movie team up to get the butt kicked out of them by Thanos, the black order and the outriders in Avengers: Infinity War, directed by The Russo Brothers. Pat Whalen and Mike Field break down all the different threads and characters mixed together in the ultimate achievement in world building storytelling. They talk about Tony Stark's incessant need to always be upset about something, the all-too-brief reunion between...

Duration:01:12:58

Marvel Knights

1/26/2021
Bonus Phase, Episode 7 A long time ago, in a television world far, far away...Netflix had Marvel shows. Remember?! Mike Field and Pat Whalen discuss the Marvel Knight slate of shows - Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Punisher in this week's bonus episode. They'll talk about what worked and maybe, didn't work in these shows. They'll lament on missed opportunities both on the side of the creators and on the side of Marvel and Disney. Mike has issues with supporting...

Duration:00:33:26

Comic Book Events

1/19/2021
Bonus Phase, Episode 6 Mike comes into the episode unprepared and that's just how Pat likes it, as he peppers Field with comic book events that have permeated the comic industry for decades. All leading to one question: Could these comic book events fit into the MCU? Get ready for some Secret Wars talk...and then the other Secret Wars. We touch upon The House of M and Field's lack of interest in the Thor franchise. Pat shares his thoughts on the Spider-Man Multiverse direction the MCU seems...

Duration:00:22:54

Black Panther

1/12/2021
Phase 3, Episode 6 Ryan Coogler brings Black Panther to the big screen, starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke and more! Pat and Mike can't stop talking about how much they like this movie from the dialogue and character building, including a villain in Killmonger that you truly understand and sympathize with his anger. They each enjoyed the isolationist theme debated on screen throughout the...

Duration:01:07:59

Thor: Ragnarok

1/5/2021
Phase 3, Episode 5. The third and final, wait...third of four Thor movies has arrived. It's Thor: Ragnarok starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett. Directed by Taika Waititi. Mike and Pat dive into Thor's journey for the infinity stones, which has failed, and he's now forced to defend Asgard against the sister he never knew he had. Much like the GOTG movies, Thor: Ragnarok adopts the style over substance angle in storytelling and Pat is...

Duration:01:00:34

Spiderman: Homecoming

12/29/2020
Phase 3, Episode 4 Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man joins the MCU in his brand new, stand-alone (sorta) movie. It's Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya and Michael Keaton as Vulture. Directed by John Watts. Mike and Pat discuss the main ways they enjoyed this return to form Spider-Man from the comics, even though they start mixing alternate worlds with certain characters. Pat isn't a fan of M.J. actually being Michelle and not Mary-Jane...

Duration:00:54:38

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

12/22/2020
Phase 3, Episode 3. We're back with everyone's favorite rag-tag group of hired guns, thrown together like another one of Peter Quill's mix tapes. It's The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin "I Am Groot" Diesel. James Gunn also returns to direct this sequel that finds the gang doing things, meeting Quill's dad, doing more things and then saving the universe yet again, but this time no one really will know about it except...

Duration:00:49:31

Doctor Strange

12/15/2020
Phase 3, Episode 2 Now, for something a little different in the MCU. It's the mystic arts of Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Directed by Scott Derrickson. We meet Dr. Steven "Jerk" Strange as we get a new origin story from his horrific accident to his miraculous recovery with the help of The Ancient One. This is a character that Pat is unfamiliar within comic world, so Mike isn't alone this...

Duration:01:02:59

Captain America: Civil War

12/8/2020
Phase 3, Episode 1. We're back and so are the Avengers as they're teaming up to take on the ultimate bad guy....each other! It's Captain America: Civil War! Directed by The Russo Brothers and starring pretty much everyone - Captain America (Chris Evans) returns as the titular hero to face off against Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) and hero registration. We know... Exciting. We're also not alone for this episode as we're joined by former Editor at DC Comics and owner of Infinite Heroes Comic...

Duration:01:27:28

Big Hero 6

12/1/2020
Bonus Phase, Episode 5. Pat Whalen and Mike Field travel to San Fransokyo to talk about the Disney-Pixar movie, Big Hero 6. A movie that is party of the MCU, but not really. And you know what else? It's really good. A fun, heart-warming story that showcases grief in a real, tangible way as well as delivers on action and comedy. While the movie takes from the entirety of the limited series run of the Big Hero 6 comic, the story is singular to the film. Enjoy! Find us on...

Duration:00:29:02

No Secret Identities

11/24/2020
Bonus Phase, Episode 4 Pat Whalen and Michael Field return for another bonus episode, this one about the idea of secret identities within the comic book world and the decision to move away from them in the MCU. They go through the seemingly ad-libbed reveal from Tony Stark in Iron Man to the lack of concern from Peter Parker in the Spider-Man franchise because everyone knows in that movie! (And we're not talking about the tag at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home) Take a listen as Pat and...

Duration:00:20:02

Stan Lee

11/17/2020
Bonus Phase. Episode 3. We're talking about the life and times of Stan Lee, one of the many masterminds behind the Marvel Comics world. In this brief look back, Pat Whalen and Michael Field will talk about how it all began to the decision-making abilities of Stan Lee that led to where the MCU is today. And, of course, Pat and Mike will breakdown the dozens of cameos that litter the MCU movies, both in the MCU proper and beyond. Enjoy the episode! Find us on...

Duration:00:23:37

Ant-Man

11/10/2020
Phase 2. Episode 6. Just like that, Marvel's Phase 2 comes to an end with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant-Man_(film) (Ant-Man,) starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly & Corey Stall. Directed by Peyton Reed. Scott Lang is fresh out of prison, trying to get his life together, but he's dragged back into a life of crime by Hank Pym in order to stop a madman from getting his hand on the Pym Particle. Pat Whalen and Mike Field talk about the different dynamic in this Marvel film...

Duration:01:04:03

Avengers: Age of Ultron

11/3/2020
Phase 2. Episode 5. Mike and Pat are talking about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avengers%3A_Age_of_Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron), starring the usual suspects: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johannson, Samuel L. Jackson and more! The Avengers are needed again. Well, they've been on missions, apparently, and after finding an infinity stone, Tony Stark does what he does best. He tinkers with it and creates Ultron! Way to go, Tony! Now the Avengers...

Duration:01:13:37

Guardians of the Galaxy

10/27/2020
Phase 2. Episode 4. We are shooting off into space with the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_(film) (Guardians of the Galaxy) starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper. Directed by James Gunn. The galaxy is under the threat of invasion? Sure! It's going to take a rag-tag group featuring two thieves, an 80s-loving scavenger and a potential villain to stop it from happening. Mike considers the opening of the movie as one of the strongest...

Duration:00:51:25

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

10/20/2020
Phase 2, Episode 3 Captain America returns to battle Hydra...er, we mean S.H.I.E.L.D... No! It's Hydra! It'a been Hydra all along! Chris Evans returns as the titular hero along with Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, Robert Redford and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson. Pat Whalen and Mike Field are once again joined by Mike Butler from https://forgotten-cinema.captivate.fm/ (Forgotten Cinema) as they break down this 2014 MCU film, although Butler isn't a fan of...

Duration:01:05:28